Action Alerts

Pine Bluff Rice Mill Shut Down by Plant Board

Friday, July 21st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 17, the Arkansas Agriculture Department State Plant Board ordered Southwind Rice Mill in Pine Bluff to cease its operation as it was out of compliance with the Arkansas Public Grain Warehouse Act.  The company had recently taken internal action to shut down operations on its own three weeks ago when it laid […] Read more...

New USDA Appointments Named to Fill Vacancies

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week a handful of top level appointments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) were named by the Trump Administration as they look to fill the executive positions at USDA. Indiana Agriculture Director Ted McKinney is expected to become USDA’s first undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs and Sam Clovis is nominated to be undersecretary […] Read more...

USDA NRCS Announces $4.8 Million for Arkansas Wetland Restoration

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced plans to invest $4.8 million towards restoring more than 1,500 acres of wetlands as part of the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI).  The purpose of this project is to utilize the partnering strength of the Tri-state Conservation Coordination Committee (AR, MS, […] Read more...

China Signs Protocol for US Rice Imports

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, July 20, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the United States to begin exporting rice to China for the first time ever. This has been an ongoing discussion between the two nations for […] Read more...

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Visits Arkansas Farmers

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, July 20, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) visited Little Rock to visit with the agriculture and forestry industries of Arkansas.  His primary objective was to kickstart the comment period of the rewrite of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and to outline his vision for the EPA and […] Read more...
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